The Mastiff is one of the best breed of dogs you could ever have. They are very large and lovable pets. You will have a difficult time finding a puppy because they are all so adorable. However, you will want to make sure that you are actually getting a true pure bred when you do decide which one to choose.
The Mastiff is an awesome breed that grows to be quite very but also very lovable. If you want a companion dog, the Mastiff is an excellent choice. They have easy coats to care for, they are very smart and these dogs have been bred for loyalty to their masters. Although most dogs have that vein of loyalty in place nearly as an instinct, this breed seems to make it a top notch priority.
You can find some great and trustworthy breeders online for the Mastiff. You are going to need to be aware of a few key elements of a true Mastiff before you begin your search for Mastiff puppies for sale. You don’t want to end up paying a high price for a puppy that may be cute and loving but grows up to be something different than a purebred.
One great way in being assured of the true breed when you think you have found a puppy for sale that you are interested in choosing from is to talk to your veterinarian. Take pictures for your vet to look at if you want to make sure those puppies are the real thing. The look of a Mastiff is unmistakable to the trained eye or to anyone who has ever owned one.
If you think there is only one kind of Mastiff, you are in for a surprise. You will have choices of colors from brindled to fawn, even a lovely apricot color. The most outstanding feature that the breed has in common is the black mask on their face and their ears and nose are always black. A true Mastiff has a very short snout, almost as if they were squeezed against a hard surface e for too long. This breed is a full bodied dog with proportioned limbs and tail.
One great fact about Mastiffs that a lot of people may not know about is the place they have in years and years of history, even as much as they are talked of during the reign of the Romans. The Romans used this dog for its great size to fight tigers and lions in show in the coliseums. Some history talks about the Mastiff even fighting humans that were the gladiators in Roman times.
Mastiff puppies are the epitome of the fat and lovable puppy you see in the puppy calendars. You need to keep in mind, however, that these dogs aren’t going to always be little and will eat a great deal in order to remain healthy. You will want to make sure that you are ready to take on a Mastiff when you think about getting one.
- Courageous, Dignified, Good-Natured
- AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 29 of 191
- Height: 30 inches & up (male), 27.5 inches & up (female)
- Weight: 160-230 pounds (male), 120-170 pounds (female)
- Life Expectancy: 6-10 years
- Group: Working Group